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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Relax your Stress and Anxiety while Gardening

 Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders that involve excessive, irrational feelings of anxiety and fear that interfere with daily life. Some of the symptoms that are often seen with these disorders are

  • chronic fears or thoughts
  • panic attacks 
  • fear of attacks
  • physically reactions, trembling, sweating, fainting, rapid heartbeat, trouble breathing, nausea or diarrhea
  • sleep issues
  • worries
  • avoidance or unexplained pains

Anxiety disorders are often related to genetics, environment of the individual, psychological as well as developmental factors. Some of the specific disorder names are anxiety disorder, social phobias, specific phobias, and panic disorders. Treatments for these disorders range from counseling to medication. General anxiety disorder has long action and can not be cured but can be treated. 

One popular treatment is garden meditation. Spending time in nature can help with many illnesses including physical, mental, and emotional Researchers find it a very interesting topic for research. similar to gardening itself garden meditation can be done a few different ways. Meditation can be done while gardening outside in the yard, inside with house plants ,  or even simply being out in nature sitting on a park bench. Perhaps many knew that doing these things helped calm us but did not know that we were self meditating. 

Both gardening and meditation are great ways to relieve stress.  It has been shown that working in the garden has more stress capabilities than many other ways of relaxation. In addition, being outside in nature where the sunlight can shine down helps to increase the hormone known as serotonin. Serotonin helps elevate mood , calm and focus. What a great reason to spend more time outside this spring and summer. 

Take your outside time personal and serious. Take a break from your phone and other distractions.  Listen to the sounds of nature around you and take it all in. Likewise your plants should take a priority during your gardening time.  In the end you will have a beautiful garden and be calmer as well. 

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